When Your Pet is More Than Meets the Eye: Obesity and Weight Management in Pets

You left your pet’s annual wellness visit a bit shocked after learning that your furry pal is more fat than fluff. Fido has obviously been packing on the pounds without you realizing, because their body condition score (BCS) is now eight out of nine. But don’t worry—you’re not alone. In fact, more than half the [...]

By |2022-12-06T00:31:04+00:00October 11th, 2022|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

What Dog Owners Should Know About Intervertebral Disc Disease

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a common condition in certain dog breeds that can damage the spinal cord, resulting in significant pain and impaired mobility. Our Countryside Veterinary Hospital team wants to provide information about this disease, in case your dog is at risk. Intervertebral disc disease in dogs Numerous small bones (i.e., vertebrae) compose [...]

By |2022-12-06T00:31:05+00:00September 18th, 2022|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Allergies 101: From the (Watery) Eyes of Your Pet

Like people, pets can suffer from seasonal and environmental allergies, and may display similar signs. To help you better understand how allergies can affect your pet, our Countryside Veterinary Hospital team shares the travails of three pets who suffer from different allergy types. Learn how allergies can affect pets and how to keep your pet [...]

Fountain of Woof—Helping Your Pet Live Longer

As pet lovers, we all want the same thing for our dogs and cats—longer lives. While the fountain of woof—er, youth—hasn’t yet been found, Countryside Veterinary Hospital has prepared an easy-to-follow road map that can help you add years to your pet’s life through the choices you make every day. #1: Take your pet to [...]

By |2022-12-06T00:31:08+00:00February 21st, 2022|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Mythbusters: Pet Parasite Edition

The world of pet parasites can be confusing, since each parasite differs greatly in how they spread disease, reproduce, and are eliminated. To help spread knowledge about fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, and how they can affect your pet, our Countryside Veterinary Hospital team did our own version of Mythbusters. Read on, to learn whether or [...]

By |2022-12-06T00:31:08+00:00February 10th, 2022|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

What to Expect When Your Pet is Spayed or Neutered

As a responsible pet owner, you know your pet should be spayed or neutered. In addition to helping control the pet homelessness crisis, these procedures help prevent serious health conditions, such as uterine infections, mammary tumors, testicular cancer, and prostate problems. They also benefit your pet’s behavior, including preventing your female pet from experiencing heat [...]

By |2022-12-06T00:31:08+00:00December 8th, 2021|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments

8 Common Eye Conditions in Pets

Pets regularly suffer from a slew of eye conditions that can cause redness, excessive tearing, and discomfort. Without prompt treatment, the cornea or other ocular structures can be damaged, so observing and diagnosing the primary problem is important to your pet’s eye health. Pets who are  flat- or wrinkly-faced may be more prone to developing [...]

By |2022-12-06T00:31:08+00:00November 1st, 2021|Pet Health & Wellness|0 Comments
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